1975 Chianti Classico Riserva, Castello di Monterinaldi
The Normale from the same vintage was really fine a couple of years back . This wasn´t. The nose is warm, mature and dry with notes of sweet/sour cherries, lingonberry juice, cigarette ash and old leather. Not much depth.
The taste is mature, dry and a bit foursquare with notes of cherry lemonade, moist earth, dried herbs and a touch inky. A dried up sweetness. Drinkable, but this has gone to far.
75p (tasted 2015/11)
1975 Chianti Classico, Petroio
The nose is mature, round and dense with notes of bakelite, dried cherries, smoke, dried rosemary and a hint of dog fur. Old style and quite interesting without being great.
The taste is dry and mature but still delivers some fine cherry fruit, a taut structure and a long, warm finish. Good, especially with food. This has kept rather well but any remaining bottles should be drunk soon.
83p (tasted 2015/11)
1975 Chianti Classico, Riecine
This batch was no good either, although the Petroio did deliver some joy. Well, you win some, lose some.